Renovation of Old Door County Highway Shop Ahead of Schedule

There was a cool breeze and a hint of rain in the air, but 16 members of the Door County Board participated in a traditional ground-breaking ceremony at the former highway department garage on north 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The multi-million dollar makeover is expected to transform the facility into the new home for the Emergency Services, the Aging and Disability Resource Center and … Continue reading

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Mail Carrier Food Drive Collects 26,000 Pounds of Food in Door County

The results are in and this year’s Door County mail carrier food drive has been proclaimed a huge success. Darrel Lecloux said the carriers collected about 13 tons of food for the less fortunate. This was the 25th annual event, called “Stamp Out Hunger,” and was held across the nation this past Saturday. Sturgeon Bay mail carriers collected more than 16,000 pounds of food to … Continue reading

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Catarozoli Questions Committee Appointments

Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham announced his appointments to an ad hoc committee on funding for local streets and infrastructure at the common council meeting Tuesday afternoon. The committee will be led by Alderman David Ward, along with citizen members Matt Nichols, Dina Boettcher, Mike Gilson, Todd Wilson, Pat Blizel, James Schneider, and Tony Smith. 1st District Council Member Kelly Catarozoli objected to the mostly … Continue reading

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New Welcome Signs Being Installed in Kewaunee county

Drivers will be greeted by new “Welcome to Kewaunee County” signs when they enter on Highways 29, 54, and 42. The signs replace ones that were erected decades ago, and feature a new design featuring blue waves, and the slogan “The Good Life on a Great Lake.” Kewaunee County Tourism Coordinator Jennifer Schneider says it is part of a plan to continue promoting the county. … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge Closures This Week

The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed for parts of three days this week. The Department of Transportation says the daily closures, from 7AM TO 4PM, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday(5/15 – 5/17) are needed for washing, an annual inspection and touch-up painting associated with repair work completed over the winter. Motorists are directed to use the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge while the Michigan … Continue reading

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DCHS Raises $46,000 in First Week of Challenge

The Door County Humane Society raised close to $46,000 during the first week of its participation in the national “Saving Pets Challenge.” The challenge consists of hundreds of animal welfare organizations competing to see who can raise the most money for their cause in 30 days. The local organization was in the running for a $3,000 bonus that went to the the top fundraiser the … Continue reading

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Door County Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

The 34th annual National Travel and Tourism Week will be celebrated this week across the state and nation. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, says a special tourism event is planned for Wednesday, May 10th in Sturgeon Bay… Jarosh says the keynote speaker is Mikki Williams who will focus her comments on “the art and heart of storytelling”… … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DARE Annual Conference Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Several dozen officers who teach the DARE program will converge on Door County this summer to attend their annual conference at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Door County Sheriff’s Department Juvenile Investigator Chris Neuville, who administers the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program locally, explains how Sturgeon Bay was selected as the conference site in 2017… Neuville says the event is a working conference… … Continue reading

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Door County Ranks 7th in Visitor Spending

Visitor spending in Door County was up 15 million dollars in 2016, according to information released by the Door County Visitor Bureau. Travelers to the Door Peninsula spent $347.8 million last year, an increase of 4.5% from the $332.8 million spent in 2015. The visitor spending locally supported 3,178 jobs and $75.1 million in labor income. Visitor spending also generated $37.5 million in state and … Continue reading

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Shoe Sensation Opens in Sturgeon Bay

The Shoe Sensation store at the Cherry Point Mall in Sturgeon Bay kicked off its grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The retail outlet carries nearly a dozen brand name products for all ages. Senior Vice President for Stores, Dave Schoengart, explains why the firm based in Indiana chose to open a store in Sturgeon Bay… Schoengart says Shoe Sensation has a long … Continue reading

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